Tuesday, December 16, 2008
A Back Alley Christmas
This painting of an old New Zealand Christmas stamp has been around for as long as I've been in Christchurch. It's painted on the wall of a back alley that runs between Hereford Street and Cathedral Square. It's in the company of other old stamps -I've never quite been able to make out what they're all about, although in the dim corridors of my memory it may have been something to do with the old Post Office building nearby. This one at least, still has a certain relevance once a year.